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Mar 14, 2011 6:00am EDT
mike coffman of colorado. also discussion on u.s. border security with immigration and customs enforcement director john morton. after that, we will talk about the centers for disease control and diagnosed diabetes at 7:00 a.m. your on c-span. ♪ >> this week, a discussion on foreign policy and nation- building. our guest is john hulsman, senior research fellow at the hague centre for strategic studies. he is also president and co- founder of his own international relations consulting firm. >> i want to start by asking you a simple question, what do you do? >> by on a political risk consultancy and i advise governments banks and businesses about what is like to live in the new world we live in a rising powers and declining america and a declining europe. how do you make money and create jobs? it is a complicated and scary place. it is more creative and i will do it for clients and the more honest than a where do you live? >> i live in germany will have my head office. the dutch government is one of my clients. >> why would somebody hire you? >> i have a unique background. i ha
Mar 13, 2011 11:00pm EDT
point of view. brian: so give us a scenario where the dutch government is using your expertise. do you go to them? write for them? talk to them on the phone? how does it work? >> i work at a think tank called the hague center for strategic studies. the dutch government funds my work there, half comes from the hague and half from the dutch government. they call me up and say explain the tea party. we all talk like we understand it but nobody really does. what is the philosophy about this? what is driving this? rather than read a newspaper of a european guessing, that's a great example. brian: do they ever ask you to come to washington and lobby for them? >> no. i would never lobby. one of the great things about this is i can do and say what i thought. i wanted to say what i thought was empirically the truth and if you are your own boss you can do that and you have to be able to say no to every client. that is the selling point perfect i'm not owned by any of them. i can say and do what i wish. i would never lobby for anybody. brian: where have you lived in the world? >> i lived in scotl
Mar 28, 2011 6:00am EDT
on the situation there including the u.s. -- including the u.s. actions. that is the president's speech on libya tonight at 7:30 p.m. eastern live on c-span and on cspan radio. >> as protests continued in the middle east and nato is set to take control of military operations in libya, find a letter from the u.n. security officials, and searchable on the cspan video library. ♪ ♪ >> this week, charles blow, the visual op-ed columnist for "the new york times." >> charles blow, your biography starts with this, charles below is the visual op-ed columnist for "the new york times" since april 2000 age. 8 and features charts as a form of opinion journalism. what is this all about? >> it is pretty much as it says. i am a numbers guy. i'm a trend spotter. i use charts to visualize those trends. i use those charts in my opinion pieces and build the opinion out of the chart. for me, the data comes first. i do not decide i will talk about a subject and well and look for data, i search for data first and see if it says something interesting and something that agrees with an opinion that i have or somethin
Mar 27, 2011 11:00pm EDT
? >> it is pretty much as it says. i am a numbers guy. not so much computational buti am a trend-spotter. i use charts to visualize the trends. i use those charts in my opinion pieces. i kind of build an opinion out of the charts. for me, the data comes first. i do not decide i will talk about the subject and then go out for the data. i search for the data first on something interesting, something that agrees with an opinion that i have. sometimes i find something that would surprise my readers. and i build out from there. >> i started reading you on saturdays. there is always a big chart on there. when was it decided that they wanted you to do this? >> i started almost three years ago. i left "the times" to become the art director for "national geographic." it was kind of an untenable situation in that i never moved to washington d.c. i commuted from brooklyn to washington. i was single with three kids. i had three nannies. it was an untenable situation. i said i could not do it anymore. they told me i could work from home. the executive editor at the time kept harassing me the entire time i
Mar 20, 2011 11:00pm EDT
of a millionaire's tax coming over us. it is one of those things where we have to think about our society in complex ways being part of the global economy. we have to put them back into economic health. if you recall in the 1960's we were saying this cities are on fire. they have no hope. then in new york wall street came along. wall street helped build a global economy providing capital to the economies of the world. with the wall street's reemergence, new york city was pulled into the global economy and became the gateway to the economy. it has prospered ever since. new york has done well by the rich. >> how big is this place? >> 8.2 million people in terms of our population. it is 1 million greater than we were two decades ago. >> you are bigger than a lot of states here. why did people want to live in this dense area? >> people like to live in a place that is dynamic that is showing leadership. new york has long attracted people from our around the world to come here. for people like myself, i came here from wisconsin. they say new york is made up of people who did not fit in where th
Mar 6, 2011 11:00pm EST
a lot of us love these teams. we love the spectacle of it and i think there's nothing wrong with spending some money on this stuff, even public money on this stuff. what i think we need to do is ask tougher questions about what the right seemly levels of that spending are. there's a lot of hidden cost to taxpayers and ticket buyers that they are not always alert to. my thing is not so much we should spend public money on sports in this country. my thing is let's explain to bheam we're really spending -- what we're really doing here. when arlington, texas, helps build the taj mahal of football stadiums to the tune of $1.1 billion, well, something else doesn't get built. one of the things that didn't get built in arlington, texas, is a light rail system. you can't get to arlington except by car. the bond issue that taxpayers passed to help finance these stadiums, it means there's money not going to be spent on something else. it means bigger deficits. deficits are killing states. why should new jersey be strapped with $110 million debt on a stadium that no longer exist when's
Mar 21, 2011 6:00am EDT
and industrial sector was the economy, and it served us pretty well for many years. and under the restructuring and the new initiatives going forward under dodd frank i think it will serve better. >> how does it benefit from dodd frank as it refers to the central bank? >> number one, they doesn't screw it up too badly. and two, there is a public function that is in place now and there will be more opportunities for banking institutions to interface on issues that directly affect consumers. so hopefully we can avoid the kind of problems we got into with sub-prime mortgages and we have an earlier warning system on those. and i think that's a plus. and i think that we will end up seeing that our big, important international banking institutions survive. but that they are regulated in a way there is more transparency, you can see what is going on, and incentive compensation is more related to reality, things like that. >> not to pick on one man, but why should we watch a jamie diamond run is it the biggest financial institution in town, jpmorgan chase? >> probably right. >> and serve on the board o
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